The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar

4.5
535 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary American
The Story Café started with an idea that “there is a story in everything." We love coffee, music, food, and anything that can create or bring back a story such as an antique, vintage camera or a memorable music record. So in 2018, we began to think of an idea which would combine all the elements of things we loves into one restaurant.

We believe that nothing is useless. Therefore, as far as your eyes can see, all the decorations have their own stories and tales, they have been handpicked and gathered from all over BC. We hopes you will feel like you are in a different century and a different time where the arts would thrive and generate amazing stories as you dine and enjoy the antique décor.

Throughout the week we have music nights that are dedicated to showcasing different musical genres and different talented musicians to give you entertainment and give back to the community in our own way.

The Story café invites you to join us and become part of our story.

Support The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 535 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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vipdisappointedgirl
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome service team, fantastic live music and awesome food. What more can I ask for?

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mysweetie
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Loved the ambiance of the restaurant.
Great menu selection. All good, except background music got a little to loud for conversation. Overall, can't wait to go back.

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jeffreyB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just terrific food, had the organic salad and the beef carpaccio
Lovely space .
Great service
Definitely will be back

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vippanmic
Vancouver
87 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food,
Nice wine,
Thanks to Jerome to provide us a wonderful evening,
Awesome,
Many thanks.

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Patty
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super nice staff and the food was delicious. Came here to celebrate my birthday and they gave a complimentary cheesecake!

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tatt
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

overall are very good except a little bit losie.I will recommend to my friends.

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ReggieS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great place, staff was friendly and attentive, food was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The Charcuterie board and the pesto prawn pizza were really good. Splurged on the special pumpkin creme brûlée. Great end to the meal.

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vap3
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for brunch and lunch! Staff been very friendly and prompt! Great date spot!

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really lovely ambience, food and decor. Service was excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I wouldn’t recommend calamaris. Also i wish they had heavy meal during happy hour. Otherwise the service and the place was goood! Would come again but not during happy hours (3-5pm)

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vipGourmand55
Vancouver
78 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sat on the enclosed patio. Despite the pouring rain, it was warm, cosy and dry. Unless it is really cold, don't shy away from the outdoor seating option. My wife had the signature risotto, loved it. It is quite rich and filling. I had the duck, cooked perfectly (medium rare) and beautifully presented. Not a huge portion so I helped out with the risotto. We shared the excellent pumpkin creme brulee. Service was friendly and attentive. They were super busy so this was an impressive feat. Great value for such outstanding food.

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mperal
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was a bit worried making a reservation when I saw from their website that they are short staffed and service might be slow. But the server and host were very efficient and food was served quickly and very good. The only downside is we have to wait a few minutes for our table to be set up despite having a reservation. Otherwise, it didn't disappoint us and we'll be back again. Tip: Better make a reservation as this place gets full most of the time and really busy. Walked-in three times,but no luck.

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Alex
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great music, delicious food although pricey. A lot of fun regardless.
Hugely recommend! :)
note: They occasionally walk from table to table to ask for donations for the musicians, which could interrupt personal conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wish there were more vegetarian options as i could only get a salad. But the ambiance and taste were great. Also, the servers were friendly

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DianneM
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Highly recommend the Beef Wellington and the Lobster Gnocchi.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Great find, definitely plan to go back!

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Good food. They might be short staff as it took a bit to get their attention to order and when we got their attention, we were told our server will be with us shortly but we had to wait again.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service2Ambience3

I expected a fresh brewed iced tea, with fresh lemon slices, not Nestea . I am
Hoping you will expand your menu to
Mini-seafood paella or risotto items, more salads selection like full
Leaf romaine with roasted garlic and shaven Parmesan.

More fish selection like sable fish. Please serve a decent baguette with garlic and butter and Italian parsley when you serve the pasta and mussels with wine. Be generous with your mashed potatoes.

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Sailorlunabear
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and great service! Love the atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back again

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vipYolo
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food and service! Loved my oat latte!

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vipGourmand55
Vancouver
79 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Story Cafe is the best restaurant in Richmond. Outstanding food, friendly service and a great space. Super busy, book ahead! The lobster gnocchi is truly spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Very good food and a comfortable quirky room at the Story Cafe. Staff are friendly if a tiny bit erratic at times but overall very good. Excellent linguini carbonara and rib eye steak perfectly cooked. Homey ambiance, nice and casual. New favourite place!

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Angel
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The chowder soup is cold. This is not the first time soup is served cold. It should be piping hot, esp in such weather! Frittata out of the oven is hot, even the eggs on the titanic and the scone is cold.......

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KristsS
Bulgaria
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best choice for good food and service near the airport. Delicious

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CinL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superior services and foods.

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davidh
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the fried chicken benny which was good and service was great. Will definitely be coming back to try more of the food.

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LawrenceJ
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I asked the waiter what re recommended and he suggested the Chicken fried bennys. It was awesome and I highly recommend this if you are going there. Service was great and a great atmosphere.
Lawrence

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FraserM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I decided to order the Beef Wellington which is not often listed or available on a restaurant menu. It was an excellent choice.

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LarryC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice repurposing of an older building in an area that seems to be up and coming. |Interesting décor. Great service. Food was very well prepared and presented. All in all an excellent experience.

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Donato
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very happy that they allow dogs on the patio and the customers are pet-friendly too! Good food, service and helpful staffs. My favourite restaurant now and will come back more often!

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Keving
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden gem. Make reservations to not be disappointed. Food was eclectic and delicious. Service was top notch. Very nice ambiance.

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JanP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely LOVE this place! Their food is delicious, the portions are really good, and it’s a cool atmosphere. Order the “Killing Me Softly” chocolate molten lave cake….YUMMMMM!

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942Diner
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

The food was disappointing. We had the shrimp pesto pizza, the dough tasted raw, the pizza has a red sauce base and only a drizzle of pesto.
The bacon jam with Brie was very small. Maybe two tablespoons of bacon jam , 5 crostinis and the brie was a very very thin slice, therefore you did not even get a taste with each bite.
The service was very slow.

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vipSusanneE
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at the Story Cafe. All staff was superfriendly and helpful. We had various dishes to share and all of them were delicious. Another huge bonus is the dogfriendly patio. We will definitely come back to another time to enjoy the live music.

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Lora
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Ordered their eggs, they were dry.
Soup was cold. The patty burger tasted like it wasn’t deforest properly:( pretty disappointed as I had quite a bit of expectations

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AlanG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful time. Very gracious staff who go out of their way to make you feel at home. Quick service, and it was my wife’s birthday which they celebrated with a complementary dessert!

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Anita
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great little restaurant with friendly nice staff...great service and the ambiance in the evening listening to the live music is what keeps bringing me back. Thurs nights is acoustic pop and Canto music right after. I've enjoyed it each time I've come.

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Goldilocks
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

Cafe was short-staffed so had to flag server down several times. Would come back if this issue resolves.

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AllyJ
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I prefer breakfast here. The dinners seemed a bit too much fine dining attempts. Large pretty plates and smaller portions. Still good food though. And the lemon pepper chicken wings are AMAZING.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar using the Order Online button. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 697-8679.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 535 OpenTable diners.

The Story Cafe - Eatery & Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thestory.cafe/gift-card/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.